- PAUL SIMON: SO BEAUTIFUL OF SO WHAT: 2011: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Simon’s first album in 5 years and 12th overall. Since the 1970’s he’s always been a very deliberate worker. Top notch musically- featuring world music souds- his best album in some time. A very spiritual themed album. Favorite tracks: The Afterlife, Dazzling Blue, Rewrite, Message For The Angels, So Beautiful Or So What. Really no clunkers on this one.
- THE ROLLING STONES: BETWEEN THE BUTTONS: 1967:5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: The Stones 5th album- and their strongest yet. Standouts- Yesterday’s Papers, My Obsession, Back Street Girl, Connection, She Smiled Sweetly, Cool, Calm, Collected, Connection, Miss Amanda Jones and the trippy Something Happened To Me Yesterday. One of my favorite Stones albums to listen to- the songs haven’t been beaten to death over classic rock radio- and the sounds are great.
- THE ROLLING STONES: THEIR SATANIC MAJESTIES REQUEST: 1967: 3 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: The Rolling Stones Sgt. Pepper light. This album has taken me a long time and many listens to actually like it but I still have somewhat mixed feelings about some of the songs. As John Lennon once pointed out in a lot of ways The Rolling Stones [and I am a big Stones fan} copied The Beatles when The Beatles were still active. Sounds like they were doing a lot of drugs and it didn’t work out too well. The reviews of this album are all over the place. The most well known song on this album “She’s A Rainbow”- which is a great song.
- ELVIS PRESLEY: THE SEARCHER SOUNDTRACK: 2018: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Just had to listen to it again before heading off to work.